Canon EOS C100
Canon has released new firmware for the entry level Canon EOS C100 camera.
The firmware adds some continuous autofocus features to the the entry level Cinema EOS camera when using STM lenses from Canon. Early reports are very positive about the implementation.
- A function has been added which allows automatic continuous focusing and iris setting on a subject in the center of the screen when using the EF-S18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
- The polarity of the XLR terminal has been modified to improve compatibility with external audio devices. The pin configuration has been modified to be consistent with the Instruction Manual.
Download the firmware | Canon EOS C100 at B&H $5499 (Save $1000)
From B&H Photo
There is an instant savings of $1000 off the Canon EOS C100 cinema camera. The price is good until April 11, 2013.
Canon EOS C100 at B&H Photo $5499 (save $1000)
More coming for Cinema EOS?
There have been numerous mentions of a camera coming in under the Canon EOS C100, an EOS C50 if you will. What could be removed from the EOS C100 to make another cinema EOS camera a lot cheaper? Currently a C100 costs about $6500, and we’ve been told numerous times that Canon thinks they’ll need a cheaper camera to get more people into the system and in turn, the upgrade path.
We’ve had two mentions of prototypes existing out in the wild, but no word yet as to whether or not they will become a consumer product.
For me, a dunce of a filmmaker. $6500 is too much money to spend just to show my family bad films on Vimeo. I’d really like a video camera that costs about half that with an EF mount. I could be in the minority on that one, but I much prefer to shoot video with a video camera as opposed to a DSLR.
Mitch from Planet5D has informed us of the first short from the upcoming Canon EOS C100.
The Canon EOS C100 is almost “affordable”, and we should see lots of content from it. I’ll be buying one for my rental business, and hopefully I’ll learn something about shooting video. :)
Film Information (By Sebastien DEVAUD)
“Earlier this year, i was contacted by Canon Inc to create a new exclusive film for the worldwide launch of the new EOS Cinema camera : The EOS C100
Given the difficult task awaiting me, I decided to call upon and challenge the C’brothers to highlight and validate the strenghts of this new technology…
Join the new C generation !
Just C it ! was shot with three C100 bodies and 12 EF lenses. AVCHD compress recorded on SD Card”
Canon EOS C100 at B&H Photo (Available November 2012)